Question about Kenmore 53642 / 53644 Side by Side Refrigerator

1 Answer

Not cold, no air blowing

We keep it in the garage, and for the last 2 days it is not cold enough to keep things frozen for they have thawed. The sodas in the refrigerator part are not cold to the touch, as well as other food. What can I do to fix it?

Posted by on

Ad

1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    Superstar:

    An expert that got 20 achievements.

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

  • Kenmore Master
  • 4,654 Answers

Sears has a model number like 213.256489 for example. Find that and I will be able to help you better. I do believe it is a defrost timer or an Adaptive defrost controlnot cold, no air blowing - e77cfc3.gif problem.

Posted on Jun 28, 2009

Ad

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of.(from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones)
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Ad

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Freezer turns of in cold weather


Many residential refrigerator / freezers are designed to work at temperature considerably above above freezing. Most modern refrigerator / freezer have a single electric thermostat - located in the fresh food compartment. This lone thermostat will control the compressor to keep the fridge (fresh food) section at the desired temperature (usually between 34 - 38 degrees F). The freezer will get colder regardless of how cold it is already whenever the fridge thermostat turns the compressor on.

Now that you see how the thermostat works, let's look at what happens when the fridge is placed in an unheated space - like a garage. In winter time, the temperature can drop considerably below 38 degrees. If the outdoor temperature remains cold enough, for long enough - it will affect the thermostat in the fridge. The temperature inside the fridge could drop below 38 degrees, preventing the thermostat from telling the compressor to turn on. Meanwhile, the temperature in the freezer compartment slowly rises from the normal -10 to 0 F degrees. It will continue to rise until it is the same temperature as the fresh food compartment or until the thermostat in the fresh food compartment tells the compressor to turn on again. This means the freezer contents will thaw.

If the temperature in the garage is even in the 40 to 50 degree range, the loss of cold in the fridge may not happen often enough to keep the compressor coming on often enough to keep some freezer items frozen solid - such as ice cream. Remember, water freezes at 32 degrees F, other products may require lower temperatures to remain frozen, and could thaw at 28 or other temperature.

Good luck!

Feb 13, 2012 | Refrigerators

1 Answer

Cleaned coils/cage, a/c blows better but no longer cold


It would not be a slow leak, but you don't know, if your brother punchtured the coil. If the unit is less than 5 years old, it should be still under warrenty. If it is the coil, depending on the make . say lennox heat pump. the coil is $1,700.00, Coils are all different prices. It might be cheaper to replace whole unit. SORRY

http://www.heattransfertechnology.com/

Here are coil prices

Jul 04, 2010 | Whirlwind FH-778 Air Conditioner

1 Answer

Sidebyside model 20-27 freezer drain hole freezes over


turn the refrigerator off and use warm to hot water to thaw out the ice at the drain hole. the drain hole may be frozen a couple inches below the top so make sure you use enough hot water to thaw it completely out. if you have a portable air tank you can then try blowing air thru the hole. or you can take a coat hanger or similar object to try and gently dislodge the obstruction. once you have the obstruction dis lodged you should be able to freely pour water thru the hole.

May 28, 2010 | GE GSH25JFR Side by Side Refrigerator

1 Answer

Fridge stopped being cold and freezer not freezing


Switch off the refrigerator. Let all ice melt completely. it may take 4 hours. Switch it ON again. does it work better for 2-3 days. if yes,change bimetal and timer.

Aug 09, 2009 | Magic Chef CTB1821AR Top Freezer...

1 Answer

Refrigator not cooling properly, freezer works fine


I'll assume you don't have much food/items in the freezer section. Because you have the fridge set on the max cooling setting and the freezer set higher than the mid setting, it could be that you have frozen the cold air passage from the freezer to the fridge.

If you can, 1) remove all contents that would spoil; 2) turn off the fridge 3) open both doors and allow the fridge to manually thaw out completely (this will speed up the opening of the cold air exchange passage between the freezer and fridge, which is likely blocked and frozen solid. Have plenty of towels handy to soak up the water from the defrosting process,

After a FULL day of being left off and doors open to thaw out, check for any further thawing and dripping water inside, if present wait another 8 hours (you really want to get it thawed out the first time!) When that's done, reset BOTH temperature controls to the factory mid-point setting (5?) as marked on your control knobs.

The key to having a refridgerator run properly is to allow for it to run at the factory settings for at least 24 hours BEFORE you adjust the controls higher and/or lower for each section. Adjust it up or down in ONLY 1 setting increments so as to not cause ice build-up and freezing of the internal air exchange passages.

Also, as you've relegated this fridge as a garage "beer & backup" unit, make sure to keep the freezer as full as possible to make it run as efficiently as possible. You can freeze jugs of water and pack it with cheap thrift store bread to help it run correctly. An empty freezer has to work harder to keep just air at freezing temps. As such, it will pass much colder air into the fridge, and cause these types of freeze ups. By the way, turning up the temp controls only makes it worse and just results in a total "freeze up" inside the cabinet panels that you can't easily see or get at to rectify, hence the reason to shut it off and let it fully defrost.

When you're done, you should have your fridge back in action working like it should, but remember, don't rush temperature adjustments, even thou we all want those frosty beverages, it'll take a couple of days to achieve the desired "chill" you're likely used to getting when it was your primary fridge.

Hope this helps and Best Regards! Semper Fi!

Aug 03, 2009 | GE Profile PSW26P Stainless Steel Side by...

1 Answer

Changed the compacitor unit ran fine for half a day..then would not blow cold air..so i let it thaw overnight turned it back onit was fine..then after 5 hours..back to not blowing cold air..any...


if you let it thaw it sounds like your coil froze up
a frozen coil is usually due to lack of air flow (a dirty air filter or bad blower motor) if both of these are ok then you probably are low on refrigerant
i would suggest finding someone who specializes in goodman or someone who is certified to handle refrigerant to check your refrigerant pressures

Jul 29, 2009 | Goodman CKL24AR24 Air Conditioner

1 Answer

Freezer not getting cold enough to freeze.


First culprit could be a refrigerant leak and needs to be charged. If the evaporator is frozen solid it won't push enough sub zero air to freeze. Call a trusted ac&or repair man

Sep 23, 2017 | Frigidaire Freezers

1 Answer

1998 dodge neon thought had frozen fuel lines...


check your fuel filter or the injectors or fuel pump
one of those could be bad

Jan 18, 2009 | 1998 Dodge Neon

1 Answer

Refrigerator not cooling--has thawed/ but top freezer is cooling


Their is a fan that blows the cold air from the freezer to the refrigerator section, on some models. If thsi fan is  frozen or bad what you havwe discribed wil bew the result.

Nov 26, 2008 | Whirlpool Refrigerators

2 Answers

Little cold air blowing out of vents. Pipes outside house not frozen over. There is water in the drain pan in the garage, and a small drip. Is this a serious problem, or fixable?


DEAR FRIEND,
ngfam1 here for you!
I am happy to be of assistance!

You need service to make a proper diagnoses.
It can be many things!

For this problem you will need to use factory service!

Here is the service company I refer my appliance customers too!
A&E Factory Service
A Nation Wide Company. / Available 24 / 7 for arranging appointments! In the USA.
1(800) 905-9505

Good luck!
You will be fine now!

Thank You
Bless you,ngfam1
PS. PLEASE GIVE ME A GOOD RATING HERE ON FIXYA.COM BEFORE YOU SIGN OFF!

Aug 28, 2008 | Heating & Cooling

Not finding what you are looking for?
Kenmore 53642 / 53644 Side by Side Refrigerator Logo

Related Topics:

153 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Kenmore Refrigerators Experts

Sal DeAngelo

Level 3 Expert

2341 Answers

Jim Goldsmith
Jim Goldsmith

Level 3 Expert

1889 Answers

jackdo2

Level 3 Expert

265 Answers

Are you a Kenmore Refrigerator Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...